Haverhill on a roll as leisure investment completed

11 Feb 2019

Haverhill Leisure Centre opening

Haverhill Leisure Centre users have given the thumbs up to new state of the art facilities now on offer, following a £1.5m investment by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

The nine month project has seen a complete overhaul of the sports and fitness facilities, Haverhill Leisure Centre users have given the thumbs up to new state of the art facilities now on offer, following a £1.5m investment by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

The nine month project has seen a complete overhaul of the sports and fitness facilities, children's, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet member for Leisure and Culture said,

"I assure anyone who hasn’t visited yet that this is for them too. Our investment is in the health and wellbeing of the community and this offers something for everyone. The café is a very social place, the Self Centre offers therapies and gentle classes, and above all, a warm welcome when you are ready to start your own journey to being more active. And it is not just the leisure centre. The new floor we have installed in the sports barn at Samuel Ward Academy as part of the project is also increasing sporting capacity."

Warren Rayner, CEO of Abbeycroft Leisure thanked leisure customers and staff for their understanding and support during delivery.

"Haverhill has a great atmosphere and the relationship staff have with users has been crucial in making this go smoothly, to budget and on time. What we have now is market leading and something the town deserves."

The new facilities include

On the completely overhauled first floor:

  • new changing rooms
  • an extended gym
  • super-sized studio spaces for an increased range of high demand classes including new virtual body combat, body pump and body balance classes

On the ground floor:

  • The Self Centre, brand new to Haverhill, and offering mindful classes in disciplines such as yoga, Smyth, meditation as well as individual therapies by appointment
  • new café
  • Energy, children’s soft play area, with dedicated children’s party space
  • X-Height indoor climbing experience
  • pilates
  • two courts
  • swim facilities remain unchanged.

At the same time the sports hall at Samuel Ward Academy has been enhanced through a community use agreement with Unity Schools Partnership to enable better use by sports groups.


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